348: Tough Room

348: Tough Room

Feb 8, 2008
This week we bring you backstage with comedy writers at The Onion. They start with over 600 potential headlines for their fake-news newspaper each week, and over the course of two days, in the very tough room that is their editorial conference room, they select 16 to go in the paper. Plus other people speaking their minds in very tough rooms.
  • Host Ira Glass spends time in perhaps the toughest room on earth, the editorial meeting at the satirical newspaper, The Onion, where there's one laugh for every 100 jokes. (17 minutes) FunnyJobs/EmploymentWriting

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This dry erase board in The Onion's conference room lists stories they hope to do in future issues.

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